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Iceman Cometh, the (1946) [Play]
by Eugene O'Neill Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Eugene O'Neill mined the tragedies of his own life for this depiction of a seedy, skid row saloon in 1912, peopled by society's failures: worn-out anarchists, failed con artists, drifters, whores, pimps, and informers. The pipe-dreaming drunks of Harry Hope's bar numb themselves with rotgut gin and make grandiose plans, while waiting for the annual appearance of the big-spending, fast-talking salesman, Hickey. But this year's visit fails to bring the expected good times, as a changed Hickey tries to rouse the barflies from their soothing stupor with a proselytizing message of salvation through self-knowledge.

Considered by many to be the Nobel Prize-winning playwright's finest work, The Iceman Cometh exposes the human need for illusion as an antidote to despair.

Original title: The Iceman Cometh
Original languages: English


Genre: Drama and Plays

Edition #1: Iceman Cometh, the

Iceman Cometh, the (1946)
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Language: English

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Iceman Cometh, the (1946)

ISBN: 0375709177

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